As reported, HTC has finally announced the release of its latest budget Android smartphone named Desire 500 at a press event held in Taiwan today. Being an entrant of Desire series, the smartphone will join previously launched Desire 200 and Desire 600 in mid-range segment. According to a press release issued by the company, HTC Desire 500 will carry a price tag of T$11,900 (approx INR Rs.23,693) and will hit the stores in open market beginning tomorrow (July 24) and starting August 1 in HTC Taiwan Mobile stores.

HTC Desire 500

HTC Desire 500

As per the company, HTC Desire 500 comes with 4.3-inch WVGA display and packs 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The smartphone runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Sense 5 user interface, which includes software features like Blinkfeed and Video Highlights.

Powered by 1800 mAh battery, HTC Desire is also equipped with 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 1.6-megapixels front camera, Beats Audio, NFC support and usual set of connectivity options like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, DLNA and GPS.

Here is the full specifications of HTC Desire 500:

  • 4.3-inch WVGA display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution
  • Android 4.2.2 with HTC Sense
  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory, microSD memory card
  • 8-megapixel rear camera with auto focus, LED flash, BSI sensor, built-in HTC ImageChip, F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens
  • 1.6-megapixels front camera, with BSI Sensor
  • Built-in GPS / AGPS antenna, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, DLNA
  • Beats Audio
  • 1800 mAh battery